According to CDC statistics, every day, 36 people in the Nation die, and approximately 700 additional people are injured, in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about three in every ten Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related crash at some point in their lives.
In 2006, 13,470 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third (32%) of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.
In one year, over 1.4 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Alcohol-related crashes in the United States cost about $51 billion a year. (source CDC)
For the Presidential Proclamation-- National Impaired Driving Prevention Month: